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News video games 22 July 2021, 14:14

author: Adrian Werner

Hades is GDC's Game of the Year; Umurangi Generation as the Best Indie

The winners of the GDC and IGF awards have been announced. The list of winners includes games such as Hades, Ghost of Tsushima or Umurangi Generation.

Last night, a virtual gala where the winners of this year's Game Developers Choice Awards were announced took place. The winner turned out to be Hades, which was recognized as the best game of the year. The game by Supergiant Games also won "best design" and "best audio visuals". The best debut was the online horror Phasmophobia.

Ghost of Tsushima received the audience award and the statuette for best artwork. The most technologically impressive production was Microsoft Flight Simulator, and in the category of narration The Last of Us: Part II was inrivalled.

On the same night, the Independent Games Festival statuettes, the most prestigious awards for indie games, were also awarded. Here, the best game was Umurangi Generation, which is an unusual position that enables us to play the role of a photographer living in a dark future. The title also won in the category of best narration. The audience award in turn was won by the minimalistic adventure game Arrog.

  1. GDC - official website
  2. Independent Games Festival - official website

The winners of the Game Developers Choice Awards 2021

Game of the Year

  1. Hades (Supergiant Games)

Audience Award

  1. Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Sound

  1. Hades (Supergiant Games)

Best Debut

  1. Phasmophobia (Kinetic Games)

Best Design

  1. Hades (Supergiant Games)


  1. Dreams (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Mobile Game

  1. Genshin Impact (miHoYo)

Best Narrative

  1. The Last of Us: Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Technology

  1. Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Art Direction

  1. Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best VR/AR Game

  1. Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)

Industry Pioneer Award

  1. Tom Fulp

Lifetime Achievement Award

  1. Laralyn McWilliams

IGF Awards 2021 Winners

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

  1. Umurangi Generation (Origame Digital)

Audience Award

  1. Arrog

Best Gameplay Mechanics

  1. Teardown (Tuxedo Labs)

Graphics Design Award

  1. Genesis Noir (Feral Cat Den)

Best Story

  1. Umurangi Generation (Origame Digital)

Best Audio

  1. GenesisNoir (Feral Cat Den)

Nuovo Award for the most abstract and unusual game

  1. Blaseball (The Game Band)

Best Student Game

  1. Vessels (Local Space Survey Corps, LLC)
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